Mark Munoz – “I feel so much better. I feel more alive…”

UFC Middleweight Mark Munoz is looking to rebound from a devastating knockout from the hands of Chris Weidman at UFC 162: Silva Vs Weidman, and when Munoz climbs in the octagon on July 6 he will be four days shy of being sidelined for a year. Munoz will be fighting Tim Boetsch, and according to Munoz the differences between this camp and his last one are night and day. RM Sports Rick Lee caught up with the “Filipino Wrecking Machine.

Mark Munoz On His camp:
This camp is night and day from last camp. I feel so much better. I feel more alive, this fight I feel like I’m ready. Last fight, I felt rushed. So now I’m really starting to hone in on what I need to work on. Mittwork, pad work, mat work, everything is in harmony. Last camp there was a bunch of chaos of going on. This camp, the biggest difference is that I am prepared for this fight.

On Boetsch:
Tim is strong,he is resilient, he can end a fight in one punch, and he has good clinch work and those are the things I need to think about and be aware of. At the same time, I need to focus on what I do best, and force that on him as well, because if I keep thinking about what he does, I won’t do anything in the fight.

On stakes of this
To win this fight is extremely important. For me to be able to win, and showcase my skills and what I have been working on in my camp, to finish him would speak volumes. That would let everyone know that I am back and that I am ready to go. Last fight wasn’t indicative of who I am, and win over Boetsch should catapult me into the title hunt.

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